Nigeria: UNICEF, FME, NCDC, UBEC Map Out School Reopening Template

UK — As schools in the country gradually reopen, the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF), in colloboration with the Federal Ministry of Education, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), has developed a school reopening template as part of efforts to ensure that safety measures are put in place as laid down by NCDC for the reopening of schools.

The Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, who stated this in a keynote address at the Zonal Stakeholders Dialogue on School Reopening Readiness for School Resumption, held at the Zaranda Hotel, Bauchi, recalled that the closure of schools was part of government’s strategy to curtail the spread of the virus, as the school environment was considered to be vertible grounds to spread the virus.

Represented by a director in the ministry, Mr. Asanbe O.F, the minister said the ministry considered it expedient to hold

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For investors, there’s really no template for our coming election turmoil

PAUL BRANDUS



a group of people riding on the back of a truck: Supporters of President Donald Trump drive by a group supporting Democratic presidential nominee Vice President Joe Biden in Bemidji, Minn.


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Supporters of President Donald Trump drive by a group supporting Democratic presidential nominee Vice President Joe Biden in Bemidji, Minn.

Investors would be wise to study messy presidential elections of the past, the most recent being the 36-day standoff between Vice President Al Gore and Texas Gov. George W. Bush in 2000. The Supreme Court wound up calling it for Bush, making the son of our 41st president the 43d.

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Some have noted that U.S. stocks fell during this period, with the S&P 500 index (SPX) declining 8.4% between Nov. 7 and Dec. 15, and the implication being that political uncertainty was behind the decline. I’m not convinced of this, given that stocks had actually been falling sharply since March 2000, when a nasty bear market began — the first leg of a 49% bloodbath that didn’t end until October 2002. The post-election

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PS5 Placeholder Covers Show Off An Arty New Look At Demon’s Souls, Returnal, And Sackboy

Box art for a number of PS5 exclusives has surfaced online, thanks to Amazon Australia publishing unfinalized covers for games such as Gran Turismo 7, Demon’s Souls, Returnal, Destruction All-Stars, and Sackboy: A Big Adventure. Each game features new placeholder art, which you can view below:

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Demon’s Souls was recently rated in South Korea, suggesting that the game might be a few months away from being released and potentially making it a PS5 launch game. A remake from Bluepoint Studios, Demon’s Souls was first revealed during Sony’s PlayStation 5 showcase.

It’s been a busy day for Sony’s rival in the console market, as Microsoft revealed a number of new Xbox Series X details today. Microsoft’s next-gen console has a release date and official pricing, while one of the launch games for the Xbox Series X, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, will launch on the same day as the console. Sony’s

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8 ways to organize your Gmail inbox to improve productivity

For most of us, email is a necessary evil of modern working life. Unfortunately, it can so easily suck time, leaving you stressed and under pressure to get all your other tasks done. 

We are here to help. We don’t want your email inbox to get you down so we’ve broken down eight great ways to organize your Gmail set-up to improve your productivity. 

Getting started 

Many of the changes we’re suggesting need to be actioned in your Gmail’s “Settings” area. 

To access your settings in a browser, tap on the cog-shaped icon at the top right-hand corner of your screen. 

Streamlining your Gmail starts with tweaking your settings.

Streamlining your Gmail starts with tweaking your settings.

This will bring up your quick settings menu to the right of your screen. Click on the “Sell all settings” box to bring up the full-fat Gmail settings menu. 

Set up a reading pane 

A reading pane gives you a way

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Lucas ‘Lungs’ Thomas missing since last week

Lucas ‘Lungs’ Thomas missing since last week




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Lucas ‘Lungs’ Thomas missing since last week

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Twenty-six-year-old Lucas Thomas, otherwise called ‘Lungs’, of Padmore district, Red Hills, St Andrew has been missing since Saturday, September 19.

He is of dark complexion, medium build, and about 175 centimetres (5 feet 9 inches) tall, with plaited hair.

Reports from the Red Hills Police are that Thomas was last seen at home about 10:45 pm, and has not been heard from since. His mode of dress at the time he went missing is unknown.

Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Lucas Thomas is being asked to contact the Red Hills Police at 876-945-8270, police 119 emergency number or the nearest police station.



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SharpSpring Recognized as Sales and Marketing Automation Industry Leader in G2 Crowd Fall 2020 Reports – Press Release

SharpSpring also notably ranked as industry Leader in 16 performance grids and High Performer on 9 additional grids

GAINESVILLE, FL / ACCESSWIRE / September 25, 2020 / SharpSpring, Inc. (NASDAQ:SHSP), a leading cloud-based sales and marketing automation platform, today announced that it has been named a Leader in 16 different performance categories on grids in the G2.com Inc. Fall 2020 reports.

SharpSpring has been identified as one of the best products in several categories, including Marketing Automation and CRM, based on its high levels of customer satisfaction and likeliness to recommend ratings from real users on G2, the world’s leading business solutions review website.

“This level of placement – on 16 different G2 grids as a Leader and as a High Performer on 9 other grids – is unprecedented and really speaks to the emphasis we’ve placed on finding new and innovative ways to help our customers grow their

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Trump won’t commit to peaceful transfer of power if he loses

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Trump won’t commit to peaceful transfer of power if he loses

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

WASHINGTON, USA (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday again declined to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses the November 3 presidential election.

“We’re going to have to see what happens,” Trump said at a news conference, responding to a question about whether he’d commit to a peaceful transfer of power. “You know that I’ve been complaining very strongly about the ballots, and the ballots are a disaster.”

Trump has been pressing a monthslong campaign against mail-in voting this November by tweeting and speaking out critically about the practice. More states are encouraging mail-in voting to keep voters safe amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The president, who uses mail-in voting himself, has tried to distinguish between states that automatically send mail ballots to all registered voters and those, like Florida,

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Google-inspired designs that every techie would love to get their hands on!

With Apple and Amazon continuing to surprise us with their inventions, we are waiting in anticipation of their September 30th event. While the company usually unveils the new Pixel sometime in mid-October, the virtual event is set to be where the company unveils the latest and greatest Pixel phones, along with a new Nest smart speaker and a new Chromecast. The rumors of these products have been floating around and while we wait, here is a list of designs that we surely hope to see come true, if not in this release, but in the next one at least!

The Pixel smartphone went onto redefine what a pure Android experience could look like, becoming the gold standard in the Android OS experience. James Tsai’s Google Pixel Smartwatch concept does the same for the Android Wear OS. Embodying Google’s playful-serious aesthetic, the Pixel Smartwatch concept comes in a traditional round format,

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Companies attempt to make coronavirus tests widely available

Nearly two months after federal regulators unveiled rules for at-home coronavirus tests, no company has federal approval to sell these fast and cheap tests even though the technology is ready.



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Molecular PCR tests processed at medical labs remain the standard of accurate testing, but they are more expensive and results can take days to process.

Antigen tests are less expensive, plentiful and deliver results in minutes. Three companies gained Food and Drug Administration authorization to sell antigen testing instruments to labs or clinics. A fourth company, Abbott Laboratories, won approval to market a $5 rapid, credit card-sized test administered by a health care professional.

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But no company has been cleared to sell tests directly to consumers for widespread screening – a step some believe is necessary

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Amazon’s Luna cloud gaming service sounds like the cable of video games

Amazon revealed its new cloud gaming service, officially called Luna, at its annual Alexa hardware event today. That makes it an immediate competitor to Google’s Stadia, Microsoft’s xCloud, Sony’s PlayStation Now, and a number of other services from major game publishers all eager to try the code on how to stream video games over the internet.

But in a revealing interview with Protocol published after the event, Amazon’s Marc Whitten, the company’s vice president of entertainment devices and services, clarified one of the most vital questions around Luna that wasn’t answered during the reveal: what’s the business model? And from what we can glean from the interview, it’s looking a whole lot like the cable of video games, for better and for worse.

Whitten tells Protocol that Luna won’t follow the Stadia model, which is free but requires users to pay for individual games to stream on the platform. (You

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